Julien Vallee's 'Paper Spray' Brings Urban Art to Life

 - Sep 10, 2009   Updated: Jul 7 2011
References: jvallee & worldfamousdesignjunkies
Julien Vallée's 'Paper Spray' seems to be a live-action version of paper beating rock. The eye-catching piece of art was created by the Berlin native out of nothing but paper.

Julien Vallée transcends the three-dimensional and two-dimensional worlds by making us believe that the paint is penetrating the concrete as it is getting sprayed. 'Paper Spray,' also known as 'Paper Sculpture,' was created for the 2009 Zurich Illustrative festival.

Implications - In the past decade, the way graffiti is perceived by the public has changed dramatically. While it was once seen as an artform for deviants and criminals, it is now one of the most celebrated artforms across the globe. As a result, many museums and galleries are featuring a large variety of graffiti art that is more institutionalized, but maintains the integrity of the artform.